Students who work towards a BFA in Studio Art with a Concentration in Sculpture are encouraged to experiment with a broad range of materials and techniques when making work that communicates their ideas. Students may become heavily involved in object making, video, sound, installation and performance works. Learning about contemporary art and artists is also an important component to the curriculum. In addition to reading and discussion, students are encouraged to take advantage of gallery and museum opportunities in the DFW area. Classes are sometimes held at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Facilities in the Sculpture Department support a complete range of activities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The spacious sculpture studio includes overhead doors that allow for larger works and materials to be moved into and out of the woodshop, studio spaces and critique area. The shop includes a table saw, several band saws, a drill press, disc and belt sanders, a jointer, planer, radial arm saw, compound miter saw, air compressor, hand tool room, sewing machine, spray booth and work tables. Currently, the Sculpture and Engineering Departments are partnering to share a large metal shop, equipped with several oxy-acetylene welding stations, a MIG Welder, horizontal band saw, drill press, metal band saw, circle roller, metal shear, plasma cutter, cut-off saw and foundry. Individual and shared studio spaces are available for graduate art students and undergraduate sculpture majors. Additionally, a separate video lab is available to sculpture students in the main art building. Large screen Macs are equipped with Final Cut Pro, Photoshop and iMovie. Computers are connected to a scanner and several video cameras and tripods are available for students to check out.
Sculpture area concentraton courses (18 semester hours)
- ART 340 - Sculpture I A: Introduction to Fabric, Video, Performance and Public Art Hours: 3
- ART 341 - Sculpture I B: Introduction to Metals and Mechanical Systems Hours: 3
- ART 440 - Sculpture II A Hours: 3
Plus 9 semester hours* from: ART 340 Sculpture I, ART 341 Sculpture I B, ART 440 Sculpture II. Courses are repeatable
9 semester hours from:
- ART 422 - Painting IV: Advanced Concepts in Painting Hours: 3
- ART 320 - Airbrush Painting Hours: 3
- ART 321 - Watercolor I Hours: 3
- ART 330 - Printmaking Hours: 3
- ART 331 - Screenprinting Hours: 3
- 9 sh from any advanced (300 or 400-level Photography)